Monday, November 23, 2020

Stuff Your Face - Aldi Turkey & Stuffing Chips

Clancy's Turkey & Stuffing Wavy Chips - Aldi

Stuffing chips aren't really a "new" item, Boulder came out with a whole awesome Thanksgiving in a bag theme with cranberry, stuffing, turkey & gravy, and pumpkin pie back in 2014, and I think I reviewed them...but maybe I never got around to it. Anyway, they were awesome. 

This year we have a few copycats. Trader Joe's has a Thanksgiving themed Kettle Chip, Pringles has a Thanksgiving Diner set, Mackie's of Scotland has a bag of Turkey and Stuffing Crisps, and now Aldi has these Turkey and Stuffing wavy chips. Each one is different, in it's own way, but they all follow a similar flavor-theme. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Aldi Thanksgiving Ravioli - Pasta meets leftovers

Turkey and Cranberry Ravioli 
- Aldi

Sometimes things just never make it to the blog, even when I have the best intentions to do so. Like these ravioli. I actually bought these, and the bourbon sweet potato flavor, last year and I photographed them and everything...but I never wrote it up. (I'm pretty sure I posted pics to Instagram though.) 

Thankfully, both products returned this year, giving me a second chance to share them with you! Also, like HalloWEEK, I'll be posting a new review every day this week for Thanksgiving! So be sure to check back every day to see what I'm munching on! 

Friday, November 20, 2020

"Straw-bursts," A Missed Opportunity

Starburst Swirlers 
- CVS 

I love Starbursts. I love them so much that made this purse! It was made using clear vinyl, thread, tons of Starburst wrappers, and nylon strapping for handles. I had just taught myself to sew, so it wasn't great, but I still have it and it still works!    

I remember hoarding wrappers for ages and being pissed when the logo changed from a round "S" to a tear-drop. (I have since comes to terms with it.) I remember when Sours were first introduced, and their spiky sunburst-logo blowing up my spot (seen in the blue area of the bag), and I remember a Retro themed mix that had an awesome "Optimus Lime" flavor, and trippy white wrappers, that I thought were really ugly at the time, but looking back they were really cool. (Wish I saved more of those!) 

So yeah, I'm a pretty big Starburst fan. That said, when these were announced, I was pretty "meh," about the whole concept.   

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Birthday Cake Cool Whip Mix-Ins

Birthday Cake Cool Whip 
- Shop Rite

This has been in my freezer FOREVER. Well, not literally, but this was an impulse buy I made right around the time quarantine first began. I braved the stores to buy ice cream for my then ex and his daughter (who were obsessed with Turkey Hill vanilla bean and it was on sale), and I spotted this. My judgement wasn't the best, being in panic-mode, and I hadn't had Cool Whip in forever, so I grabbed it. 

Several months of quarantine, a cancelled wedding, 2 new hair colors, and about 5 mental health crisis later, here we are. So, is this still edible? And, if so, is it good? 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Familiar, Yet Different - Green Tea Ginger Ale

Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale 
- ShopRite 
Another April impulse buy. I normally don't go to ShopRite, because I'm cheap and prefer Aldi, but during the early days of home quarantine I had a hard time getting groceries delivered to the house, and my ex and his daughter were into things like Mountain Dew and Mio water enhancers, so I sewed a few masks and braved the stores to make a massive grocery run for the household. 

Along with essentials, I grabbed this, and a few other random items thinking they'd be fun to review, after all I'd have so much free time at home that I could get back into blogging again...(poor, na├»ve, past-me had such good intentions.) Now here I am, 5 months later, fingers crossed it's good! 

Friday, November 13, 2020

These Vampires, Suck - Hershey's Vampire Kisses

Vampire Kisses
- CVS 
Happy Friday the 13th to you all! I should probably celebrate by watching some Jason movies, but he's never been my favorite. I'm more of a Nightmare on Elm Street kind of girl. So, even though Freddy vs. Jason was pretty much garbage, I think it's what I'll be watching tonight, and along with my bowl of popcorn I'll be chowing down on discounted Halloween Candy, like these Vampire Kisses!  

Since I really liked the strawberry-filled Ghirardelli squares that are only available on Valentine's Day, I thought this might be a Hershey equivalent I could snack on in the meantime. I wasn't expecting much at all, just Hershey's quality chocolate kisses with a strawberry center. You know, like they promised. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Extra Toasty? Cheese Crackers

Extra Toasty Baked Cheese Crackers
- Aldi
Other than the stuff you see here on the blog, I rarely buy brand-name products. My normal grocery shopping routine is Aldi, BJ's, and now Lidl, and I'm usually sticking to house brands. 

For the most part, there really is no difference, but I'm not totally blinded by my penny-pinching-ways, there are a few brand name items that I do swear by, like Crunchy Cheetos, Cool Ranch Doritos, and my beloved Honey BBQ Frito Twists (which have no equivalent), but the Aldi cheese crackers are pretty on-par with Cheez-It. Especially Aldi's reduced fat cheesy crackers, which are my cheesy snacking cracker of choice.   

While I'm not be a card carrying member of the extra-toasty-are-the-best-Cheez-It club, I do appreciate finding the occasional extra toasted cracker in my box. So I was excited to see these offered at Aldi, the only problem? They're only available in one size, Family Size. So let's hope these were worth it!

Monday, November 9, 2020

DIY Donuts - Aldi Donut Sticks Review

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Sticks
- Aldi

Aldi announced they were going to be selling donut sticks and the internet freaked out a little bit (in the good way) but all those articles and hype posts used the same user-submitted instagram photos. None of them actually bought and made these things themselves, and none of them showed us what the finished product actually looked like. So all this talk of hype and speculation on what they would do with kinda pointless, right? 

Never fear! Sometimes Foodie is here, donut-sticks in hand, with before, process, and after photos to let you know if they're worth checking out.